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reel man

Now that fall is here and the dnr will be stocking foster again I can't wait for the ice to be back on the lake.Ice fishing was awesome last year and was wondering if anyone else was looking forward to pulling big bows through the ice again?

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DEADhead

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and was wondering if anyone else was looking forward to pulling big bows through the ice again?


ALWAYS!

although it's probably not going to be at fosters this winter frown.gif, There's always a chance I may be able to make it down sometime this winter....

The last time I was able to ice fish fosters was in Feb of '04 a few weeks before my daughter was born. I managed to pull three nice brookies about 15" out from under the ice. Definitely a great memory to keep of the place!

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Tyler Holm

I enjoy the bow bite at fosters. Tis always fun to wrestle one of those buggers up the hole with light panfish gear.

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ikeslayer

When do they usually stock it??? is it always in the fall and if so does anybody know why this pick this time of year to do it??? just a curious man. ike

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DEADhead

they harvest eggs in the spring; by fall the juveniles are about 10" long and ready to be stocked as "yearlings"

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Crickschop04

They stock it pretty regularly all year long. I know they do at least once in the spring, and once in the fall. Last winter they stocked it at least twice, once before the kids fishing contest and then again later in the winter.

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Tyler Holm

Yes, they will stock Fosters all year long. They are usually pretty good about stocking before any long holiday weekend. Also before kids fishing derbys as mentioned above.

During the winter months, they cut a hole in the ice near the NE corner of the lake and pump trout in.

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